Hacking Box

What is the Hacking Box?

With the Hacking Box project, we want to help children, teens, and adults experience hacking and coding – to open up the black box and show what is possible.

To this end, we lend individually configurable hardware boxes for projects, workshops, hackathons, etc. and provide example applications. Further: We maintain a community by asking you to send us photos of your project to post in the gallery along with photos of the other projects.

We lend the Hacking Box to organizations, institutions, and individuals in Berlin and its immediate surroundings for relevant events. Upon request, we also lend to companies that want to their employees to have the hacking and coding experience. The prerequisite in all cases: no commercial interests!

To organisations, institutions and persons who want to teach how to hack and write code we lend the Hacking Box free of charge. Companies should ask for conditions.

It is possible to design the content of the boxes according to user-specific requirements. Click here to view the options.

Users are responsible for picking up the Boxes from us and returning them too.

Please note: Our Box is very popular and you should make a reservation well in advance.

What’s inside the Hacking Box?

  • Over 100 Arduinos, Makey Makeys, Rasberry Pi 2&3, and Calliope minis
  • Over 200 sensors, modules, servos, and other accessories
  • Individual combinations of devices and components/accessories possible
  • Suitable for children, teens, and adults

Example components:

  • ADXL330 triple-axis accelerometers, DS18B20 temperature sensors (waterproof), YL-69 soil moisture sensors, HC-SR04 ultrasound sensors, MQ-2/4/5/7/9 gas sensors, senseBox:edu
  • Grove LCD RGB backlight displays, Grove loudness sensors, Grove PIR motion sensors
  • ESP8266 WiFi modules, LoRa Shields, solar modules, 4-channel relay boards (10 A switching capacity)
  • Servos, breadboards, switches & potentiometers, voltage limiter, photoconductive cells, various LEDs, etc.
  • Digital multimeters, precision engineering tools, soldering units & accessories


For detailed information, simply get in touch with our contact point.

Contact persons

Dr. Dieter Müller

phone +49 30 209 69 99 60

Carolin Clausnitzer

phone +49 30 209 69 99 61

Educational materials (in German only)

Hacking Box - our lenders (selection)

Latest news about our Hacking Box in the blog. (in German only)

Take a selfie with the Hacking Box or a photo of the Hacking Box in action and send it to us via email.

We will post your photo in the Hacking Box photo gallery!

Hacking Box on tour

Lend the Hacking Box now! Lend the Hacking Box now!

You can submit a loan request via this form.

Alternatively you can contact us by e-mail. But do not forget to tell us the appropriate period and the desired contents of the Hacking Box!

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Hacking Box ausleihen

What should be in the hacking box?
Hier geht es nur um die "großen" Geräte. Die Sensoren und sonstiges Zubehör, kannst du dir vor Ort aussuchen.

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We would like to thank Förderverein Technologiestiftung e.V. for the valuable support in procuring hardware for the Hacking Box.